Find out how to send a message from GroupMe. Instant messaging applications have arrived to leave the classic text messages in the past, allowing users more possibilities and options when communicating through their smartphones.
WhatsApp is known as the most popular instant messaging app and is preferred by millions. However, GroupMe has gained enough audience to be considered its biggest competitor, making more and more people choose it every day to enjoy this service.
Today Learn How to do it brings you this guide, in case you have just started using GroupMe and have not yet mastered it completely, to make the process easier for you.
What are the steps to install GroupMe?
The procedure to install GroupMe on your smartphone is no different than installing another messaging app and requires really simple steps.
From the Play Store
If the operating system of your mobile device is some version of Android, you must enter the Google Play platform store, type GroupMe in the search engine and press the button to install once it appears among the results.
From the Apple Store
If instead of Android, you have an iOS phone, go to the respective Apple store, App Store, search for GroupMe and proceed to install it to enjoy its services.
Why is it useful to use GroupMe to send messages?
The factors that make GroupMe a very useful messaging application start with the diversity of functions it offers. In addition to sending messages, you can create group chats, share Google photos, videos, documents and multiple files with contacts who also use the app, show your location and make group calls completely free of charge.
Another distinctive point of GroupMe is that it allows you to send messages by registering the e-mails of contacts, instead of using their phone numbers, which is not possible through all instant messaging platforms.
The size of the application also puts GroupMe at an advantage, as it takes up less space than most messaging applications for mobile devices.
How do I send direct messages in GroupMe?
If you are part of that group of people who have not yet decided to use GroupMe instead of other instant messaging applications, not knowing how to use it is not an excuse that can be validated, sending messages of different types using GroupMe is as easy as in the other messaging options.
The first step is to open the application and select the logo to start a new chat, located in the upper right area of the GroupMe interface. There you will be taken to a space for the conversation, with a box at the bottom where you will have to type the recipient’s phone number or email, or select your contact in case you already have it registered.
From there you will only have to write the message, attach files if necessary, and press the send button located on the right side of the message.
How do I create a group to send messages in GroupMe?
GroupMe is known and used mainly for its group messaging service. As in others such as WhatsApp or Messenger, you have the option to join groups already created or make your own, with the focus you want and adding only the members you want to be part of.
To do so, you will have to press the start a new chat button again. Instead of adding a recipient, the next thing you will need to do is select the group start option.
Once you have designated a name and avatar for the group, you can start adding the members you want to be present, either from the contacts or by typing their number, name or email address and finally finish the procedure by pressing the button to mark the group as ready.
From there, you can change the theme of the group, share it if you want others to join and use the instant messaging service whenever you want.
Knowing these details of GroupMe you can start enjoying all the options of the app if you have already decided to use it to communicate. And if you haven’t yet, you will at least get an idea of what it can offer you if you switch to it in the future.